|Indian Premier League (Abu Dhabi):|
|Kings XI Punjab 185-4 (20 overs): Gayle 99; Archer 2-26|
|Rajasthan Royals 186-3 (17.3 overs): Stokes 50, Samson 48|
|Rajasthan Royals won by seven wickets|
Ben Stokes propelled Rajasthan Royals to a seven-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab to keep the Royals in the Indian Premier League reckoning.
Stokes, opening the batting, clubbed 50 from 26 balls to set Rajasthan on their way to a target of 186, which they reached with 15 balls to spare.
Kings XI had earlier been lifted to 185-4 by Chris Gayle’s 99.
The Royals join fourth-placed Kings XI on 12 points in a congested hunt for the play-off places.
With four teams due to qualify for the knockout games, all of Kings XI, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan – the teams placed fourth to seventh in the…